Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jan 18, 2005 16:40:42 GMT
With a decent amount of Doors bootlegs now available as well as a few live albums and some nice video its fair to say we can get a pretty decent idea of what The Doors were like in concert from most periods of the bands career. Sadly not a lot from the earliest period but The Matrix Tapes provide a glimpse along with the snippets from California gigs in 1967...... from Danbury High and Singer Bowl to IOW and Felt Forum a wide range of material was captured on tape including some awesome versions of The End and some truly profound poetic moments from Morrison. Choose a moment from this small list or share your view as to which live moments epitomise the true Doors essence...
"In that year there was an intense visitation of energy. I left school & went down to the beach to live. I slept on the roof. At night the moon became a woman's face. I met the Spirit of Music."
I have got a few of these boots etc and i love em all. I cant comment on sme cos i aint heard them, getting time to listen is the prob. I love the hollywood bowl dvd, although Jim seems a little reserved, but sounds good. I love the matrix tapes, which Mark gave me. But The doors in concert is a great cd and I believe captures the essence of what the doors were all about. I really do need t listen to the boots i have.
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jun 29, 2006 18:21:54 GMT
Ah well thats the nature of the question....what captures the essence of The Doors live....it's not necessarily what is the best example of The Doors live........AL captures that essence rather well really even if it is a lot of jumbled up concerts........I voted for The Matrix BTW
"That's the trouble with reality!.... it's taken far too seriously! I do hope God is good to me and Santa Claus to the children! Celebrate...this parties over...I'm going home!"
Post by TheWallsScreamedPoetry on Jun 29, 2006 18:29:08 GMT
I agree totally but for the average Joe Doors fan AL does capture that essence quite well....lets face it the New York disc is the same as AL as is Alive She Cried and they are decent...... I prefer the BMR stuff myself as well as the bootleg but I remember when Al was all I had and it was always a cool listen...
Edited or not I think AL is a good representation of The Doors live, nothing is dubbed over like other bands have done to make their 'live' shows seem better, just different shows spliced together to make a compelling Doors show, and Morrison himself said it's them on a good night.
& Thank god Jim didn't do the splicing, his cohorts at UCLA film school said Jim couldn't splice a film if his life depended on it.
Post by strangenightvstone on Jul 2, 2006 7:26:55 GMT
I see all the performances as events, even though Jim was drunk, who the fuck cares? I can not stand it when people put down performances like Isle of Wight 1970. Over on the LL and SG there is an attitude that people have about Jim. Someone actually said Santana was better than The Doors at The Isle of Wight. I will never understand this crap even in a million years. Everywhere I turn, people talk shit about Jim and say he did not give a good show. I hear no drunkeness in his voice when I see and listen to the show on the DVD, what am I missing? He was always great, no matter what. The fact that those people were in his presence should be enough. The Doors are the reason why The Isle of Wight is remembered, next to Jimi Hendrix. Many of the bands that took the stage were booed by the crowd, Kris Kristofferson walked off the stage after only the first verse of Me And Bobbie McGee.